SkyKero
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Pine straw in Compost

Mixed with my leaves I have a bunch of pine straw ---
I had heard that pine straw should only minimally be used in compost.
I looked on the web and I got conflicting information --
I searched the forum -- and I didn't find anything.

Is it ok? Should I only add a little? Does it matter?

Thank you,

Silvia

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Duh_Vinci
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Silvia,

I'm no expert, but here is a [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=82307&highlight=pine#82307]link to the thread on the pine needles[/url] Hope this answers your questions.

Regards,
D

SkyKero
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Thanks :D -- I need to work on my searching skills :shock:

huskie
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the only problem I found was they compost slow......but if you keep turning and adding food scraps to the pile they will break down given about 4 months or so.....

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10 percent rule

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Add no more than ten percent at a time and it's a non-issue.

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